“MEET THE RMR’S NCO’S” IS A SERIES WHERE WE PROFILE A DIFFERENT NCO EACH MONTH FOR READERS TO GET TO KNOW THE FOLKS WHO MAKE UP THE ‘BACKBONE OF THE ARMY’
Westmount, Quebec – 01 April 2023: Back in November 2021, on the battalion review held in the armoury after the Remembrance Day service in Westmount, Master-Warrant Officer James Quesnel was officially badged into the RMR. It was a homecoming of sorts, given that he had spent nearly four years with Pointe-Claire Cadet Corps 2806 (RMR), attaining the rank of Cadet Regimental Sergeant-Major before he joined the reserves.
His extensive military career has seen him qualify on pretty much everything an Infanteer can, from machine-guns to driving light armoured vehicles, to everything in between – and in May 2022 he was appointed as the Regimental Sergeant-Major of The Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR).
MWO Quesnel graduated from Concordia University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and has taken graduate level courses at McGill University in Operations Management. Describing himself as a “classic Class ‘A’ Reservist, he currently works as a distribution centre manager for a craft brewing ingredient corporation, and he has even worked at Esprit de Corps (the Canadian Military magazine based in Ottawa).
He first came to serve with the RMR in 2019 as the Company Sergeant-Major for the GPE Company commanded by (then Major) Lieutenant-Colonel Maciej Jonacz, and together they are the RMR’s Command Team.
In his civilian life, Master-Warrant Officer Quesnel lives in Montreal with his family and works as the Distribution Center Manager for Brewers Supply Group in Ville Saint-Laurent.